"Leaked Cables Show U.S. Pressured Saudis to Accept Copenhagen Accord"

"The Obama administration leaned heavily on Saudi Arabia to associate itself with the Copenhagen Accord climate change agreement, confidential State Department memos show.

The handful of climate-related cables -- among the hundreds of thousands of secret and unclassified messages released by the whistle-blower organization Wikileaks -- show the United States put climate change at the center of its foreign policy relationship with the oil-producing giant in the months after last year's blowout U.N. climate summit in Denmark."

Lisa Friedman reports for ClimateWire December 30, 2010.

Source: ClimateWire, 12/01/2010